HPV / Genital Warts Tests Directory
HPV is diagnosed by a cell sample taken to find the DNA typical of HPV in women. Not all HPV viruses cause symptoms. Genital warts are caused by a type of HPV and can be present in men or women. A doctor will visually examine warts to determine if they are caused by HPV. Sometimes a biopsy of the wart is necessary. Women may be screened for HPV since it can cause cervical cancer, but men are not screened. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how HPV and genital warts are diagnosed, what tests are used, who should be tested, and much more.
HPV Symptoms and Tests: Diagnosing Human Papillomavirus
Learn more from WebMD about HPV, which is linked to cervical and other cancers and to genital warts.
Oral HPV and Cancer: What You Need to Know
WebMD examines the link between HPV and head and neck cancers.
What’s the Treatment for Genital Warts?
If you have genital warts, you’ve got a number of treatment options that range from creams and gels to surgery. Learn how your doctor will decide which is best for your unique case.